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In the Language of Kings An Anthology of Mesoamerican Literature - Pre-Columbian to the Present

ISBN-10: 039302010X
ISBN-13: 9780393020106
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Miguel Leon-Portilla, author of more than forty books including "Broken Spears", is the world's leading scholar on Mesoamerican literature. He lives in Mexico.

Earl Shorris, author of many works of fiction & nonfiction, lives in New York & San Francisco.

Foreword: On the Pleasures of the Amateur
Acknowledgments
How to Use this Book
General Introduction by Miguel Leon-Portilla
Four Pre-Columbian Documents
The New Geography of Mesoamerica
Nahua Literature
Songs and Poems
Metaphysical Poems
Bawdy Poems
War Songs
Otomi Songs in Nahuatl
Attributed Songs
Sacred Narrative
Quetzalcoatl's Hero Journey
The Founding of Tenochtitlan
The Birth of Huitzilopochtli
Sacred Hymns, Prayers, and Ceremonies
Hymn to Xipe Totec
Song of Cihuacoatl
Hymn to Tlaloc
Invocation of Tezcatlipoca
Prayer to Tlazolteotl
Huehuetlahtolli ("Discourses of the Elders")
Florentine Codex, Book VI
The Bancroft Dialogues
Ceremonies of Sacrifice - Florentine Codex
Proverbs, Conundrums, and Metaphors
Proverbs
Conundrums
Metaphors
Historical Narratives
Extract from Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca
The Fall of Tenochtitlan
The Conquest of Tenochtitlan
Nahua Historians of the Colonial Period
Cronica Mexicayotl
The Prophecy of the High Priest Tenochtli by Chimalpain
Christian Proselytizing Literature
The Dialogues of 1524
Christian Psalms
Christian Theater - Holy Week Drama
Christian Epic Literature - Nican Mopohua
Christian Pageant - The Tepozteco
The Dance of the Great Conquest
Colonial Literature of Daily Life
Letters and Proclamations
Official Texts
Modern Nahua Literature
The Poet
Life and Death in Milpa Alta
Manifestos of Emiliano Zapata
Dona Luz Jimenez Stories
Madrecita
Coyotes of Today
A New Dialogue of Flowers and Songs by Xochime
On a Diet
Three Works by Natalio Hernandez Xocoyotzin
Lord of Night by Librado Silva Galeana
Maya Literature
Sacred Narrative
The Popol Vuh
The Chilam Balam of Chumayel
Dramatic Literature
The Rabinal Achi
Political Literature
Title of the Lords of Totonicapan
Prophetic and Historical Literature
Conquest - Chilam Balam of Mani
Character Predictions - Chilam Balam of Mani
The Secret History of the Itza - Chilam Balam of Tizimin
A Spanish Raid: Maya Chronicles
The Cakchiquel History: Annals of the Cakchiquels
Last Flight of the Quetzal Prince - Titles from the House of Ixquim-Nehaib
The Death of Cuauhtemoc - A Chontal Story
From the Cronica de Chac-Xulub-Chen
Songs and Incantations
Rituals of the Bacabs
The Songs of Dzitbalche
Prayers for Rain
A Lacandon Song
A Chorti Curing Ritual
A Song for His Wizard
Bright Star of Evening
Maya Proverbs and Kennings
Proverbs
Kennings
Creencias
Myths, Legends, and Poems
On the Human Condition and the Moral Order - The Chamula Origin Story
What the World Used to Be Like - A Chorti Origin Story
The Sweeper of the Path
The Famine
A Faithful Husband
Awaken the Flint! (A Battle Song)
Modern Historical and Pragmatic Narratives
The Proclamation of Juan de la Cruz, 1850
The War of Santa Rosa, 1868-70
At the Time of the Closing of the Churches, 1935
Pajarito's War
The Origin of the Ladinos
The First Two Months of the Zapatistas
Modern Stories, Fables, and Poems
The Little Bird and the Monkey by Miguel Angel May May
The Son Who Came Back from the United States
Butterflies of Four Colors by Feliciano Sanchez Chan
Seven Poems by Humberto Ak'abal
At the Side of the Road - Essay by Humberto Ak'abal
Buzzard by Humberto Ak'abal
Two Poems by Briceida Cuevas Cob
The Little Bee (a fable)
Other Mesoamerican Literatures
Mixtec
The Mixtec Creation Myth
Mazatec
Chant by Maria Sabina
Five Poems by Juan Gregorio Regino
Zapotec
A Historical Legend
Blessing of the Wedding Couple
Zapoteco by Gabriel Lopez Chinas
Three Poems by Mario Molina Cruz
Otomi
In the Revolution of 1910
Seven Erotic Otomi Songs and One Farewell
The River Passes
Purepecha
The Chronicle of Michoacan
The Lazy One
The Flower of the Dead
Tlapanec
The Word Shall Always Bloom by Abad Carrasco Zuniga
Glossary of Names, Terms, and Concepts
Bibliographical Essay
Index

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